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: Martin Kelner

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Helen Pearson.


Unknown: Helen Pearson.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

As part of National Science Week, John visits Harwell Science and Engineering
Centre, which in 1946 was charged with solving the technological problems of harnessing nuclear power for electricity. Today, its work involves monitoring and dealing with environmental disasters, drug testing, transport safety, the decontamination of nuclear installations and helping to develop fusion power as a long-term energy source.

: Panel Beaters

This week: Many a Slip chaired by Roy Plomley. With Isobel Barnett ,
Eleanor Summerfield ,
David Nixon , Paul Jennings and on piano Steve Race. Producer John Cassels
First broadcast in August 1974


Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Piano: Steve Race.
Producer: John Cassels

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with star singers Jacquelyn Fugelle , Joan Savage and Michael Dore , Ronnie Price on piano and the Stephen Hill
Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Jacquelyn Fugelle
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: Michael Dore
Unknown: Ronnie Price
Singers: Stephen Hill
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Treasure Island

John Nettles reads Robert Louis
Stevenson's classic adventure story.
9: Jim is held captive by the pirates.
Adapted by Trevor Royle Producer Bruce Young
First broadcast on Radio Scotland


Unknown: Robert Louis
Adapted By: Trevor Royle
Producer: Bruce Young

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Norwegian Eikanger-
Bjorsvik Band conducted by Ray Farr.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Ray Farr.

: Martin Kelner

with the Radio 2 Arts
Tonight's edition from
Manchester features live music from local R and B singer Helen Watson and an interview with award-winning author Geoff Noon , whose new science-fiction novel
Pollen is about to be published. Animator Brian Cosgrove discusses his forthcoming cartoon version of Peter and the Wolf, and there is a report on The Nature of Tyranny, a collaborative venture between Manchester's
Contact Theatre and local schools. Martin Vincent reports on the exhibition of paintings by German pop artist Sigmar Polke at
Liverpool's Tate Gallery, and Rob Chapman discovers what's happened to some of those 60s beat groups. Producer Bob Dickinson


Singer: Helen Watson
Unknown: Geoff Noon
Unknown: Brian Cosgrove
Unknown: Martin Vincent
Unknown: Rob Chapman
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Featuring the Matt Wates Sextet and the BBC Big Band in session.


Unknown: Matt Wates

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30
Pause for Thought

: Brenda Emmanus

A Ray Harvey production


Unknown: Ray Harvey

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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